I promised myself I wasn’t going to blog again until 2012. I need to get the site in order before I start adding even more of my nonsense to it. But here I am, 9 days later, bursting at the seams to talk about my latest tool…my Sander! I can’t express in words the excitement I feel when I think of all the doors that are now open to me because of this little monster.
I’ve recently started dabbling in furniture refurbishing (by “dabbling” I mean every room in my house is littered with half-sanded desks and ornate dressers from various decades) and this sander is the key that will finally get the ball rolling.
It came with 2.5 extensions so I am able to sand multiple surfaces at different angles. The only problem with my particular model is the position of the power switch. You see, when I go to change the attachments my palm is so close to tapping the power button as my fingers are in the line of fire. The easiest solution to this is (of course) to unplug the sander while changing the extensions– but it will be very hard for me to put safety ahead of time management.
Aside from the possibility of wearing my fingers down to nubs with a simple slip of the palm, this is an amazing piece of machinery, and an absolute necessity if you’re going to delve into any refurbishing project.